Skunk Works

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Skunk′ Works`

1. Trademark. engineering, technical, consulting, and advisory services with respect to designing, building, equipping, and testing commercial and military aircraft and related equipment at Lockheed Martin Corporation.
2. (usu. l.c.) Also, skunk′works`. Slang. an often secret experimental laboratory or facility for producing innovative products, as in the computer or aerospace field.
[1943 for definition 1, 1965–70 for definition 2; after the Skonk Works, an illicit distillery in Al Capp's comic strip Li'l Abner]
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Skunk Works is a registered trademark of Lockheed Martin Corporation.